La mia razione quadriennale di sport

Tutto è cominciato 28 anni fa, proprio in questo periodo, quando mia mamma, in attesa che nascessi, passava le giornate seguendo le Olimpiadi, che si stavano svolgendo a Los Angeles. Forse è solo un caso, ma da quando ho memoria, ogni 4 anni mi ritrovo davanti alla tv a seguire sport di cui a malapena conosco il nome. Sono una delle persone meno sportive che  io conosca e in tutti questi anni ho giusto imparato qualche regola, ma le Olimpiadi mi piace davvero seguirle. Tuffi, nuoto sincronizzato, ginnastica ritmica, equitazione. Atletica, pallamano e pallavolo, scherma. Muscoli in tensione, gesti precisi, corpi dedicati allo sport, complicità di squadra e agonismo solitario.

Anche quest’anno ho onorato l’impegno, seguendo la trentesima edizione dei Giochi Olimpici, che si sono appena svolti a Londra. Queste sono alcune delle immagini che ho trovato in rete, io le trovo fantastiche.

1. Silvana Saldarriaga of Peru chalks her hands prior to competing in the Women’s 63kg Weightlifting final (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

2. Zige Liu of China competes in the Women’s 200m Butterfly (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

3. Queen Elizabeth II watches the morning session of the swimming (Photo by Martin Rickett/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

4. Carolin Golubytskyi of Germany competes against Elisa Di Francisca of Italy in their Women’s Foil Individual Fencing (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

5. Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Final of the Men’s 400m Individual Medley (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

6. Ashleigh Brennan of Australia competes on the beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team qualification (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

7. Gabrio Zandona and Pietro Zucchetti of Italy compete in the Men’s 470 Sailing (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

8. Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva of the United States compete in the Women’s Duets Synchronised Swimming Technical Routine (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

9. James Dasaolu of Great Britain (lane 6) and Usain Bolt of Jamaica (lane 7) starts in the Men’s 100m (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

10. Alejandro Madorno of Argentina riding Milano de Flore competes in the 1st Qualifier of Individual Jumping  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

11. Great Britain post a new world record time during Men’s Team Pursuit Track Cycling Qualifying (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

12. German Sanchez Sanchez of Mexico competes in the Men’s 10m Platform Diving Semifinal (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

13.  Sam Willoughby (2L) of Australia jumps with the field as they race in the Men’s BMX Cycling Semi Finals(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

14.  Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine competes with the ribbon during the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics final (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

15.  The Italy team compete in the Group All-Around Gymnastics Rhythmic (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)